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Electric Energy Storage

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  • 8/3/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The operation of the electric grid requires continuous balance between supply and demand. Electric demand fluctuates throughout the day and these fluctuations are significantly different between weekdays and weekend days. Electric ...

Electric Transition

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  • 2/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

 

The US EIA graph below summarizes the sources and uses of energy in the US economy. The Administration has established a series of progressive goals to eliminate fossil fuel consumption in the energy economy and achieve Net Zero ...

Emissions by the Numbers

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  • 5/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

In my commentary “Emissions or Equity”, I discussed the philosophical issues regarding global “greenhouse gas” emissions reductions. Now let’s look at the numbers.

The graph below shows the trends in global ...

Emissions or Equity?

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  • 5/14/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The first argument of the consensed climate science community is that global “greenhouse gas” emissions must be reduced to avoid a potential future climate catastrophe if the global average near-surface temperature increase ...

Endangered Species – Reconsideration of the EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/30/17 at 6:57 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

President Trump’s Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth instructs the EPA Administrator to “review and, if appropriate, as soon as practicable, take lawful action to suspend, revise, ...

Energy Efficiency as a Climate Change Reform Strategy: Are we just throwing money at the problem?

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Put to one side for a moment whether we need to do anything about climate change.  Assume it is real and we need to do “something.”  There are a wide variety ...

Energy Inflation Was by Design - Highlighted Article

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  • 10/27/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

From: RealClear Energy

By: Joseph Toomey

Date: September, 2022

 

Energy Inflation Was by Design


FOREWORD
by Rupert Darwall

The West is experiencing its third energy crisis. The first, in 1973, was caused by the near-quintupling ...

Energy Policy and the Presidential Election

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(For an introduction to this E3 blog series click here)

Professor Richard Muller of the University of California, Berkley, a PhD in physics, wrote a fascinating book in 2012, Energy for Future Presidents: The Science Behind the ...

Energy Policy: The Facts and Myths on the Consensus on Climate Change

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  • 8/11/16 at 8:35 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ken Malloy

"No challenge--no challenge--poses a greater threat to future generations than climate change. 2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does: 14 of the 15...

Energy War Similarities

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First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out— because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I...

Enlightened Self-interest – Opposition to Trump’s Environmental Policies

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  • 5/23/17 at 6:28 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Prior to the US election in November 2016 the UNFCCC, the IPCC, the signatories to the Paris Accords and numerous environmental NGOs were quietly confident that the expected future Clinton Administration would continue the environmental ...

EPA Endangerment Finding

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  • 5/9/17 at 7:07 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Several commentators have identified rescission or substantial revision of the 2009 EPA Endangerment Finding regarding CO2 and other “greenhouse gases” as the key to achieving the Trump Administration’s environmental ...

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck - Highlighted Article

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  • 3/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

 

From: Master Resource

By: Robert Bradley Jr.

Date: February 21, 2022

 

Epstein on Energy: ‘Fossil Future’ on Deck


"History might well record Alex Epstein as the First Philosopher of Energy. How to think ...

EV (Electric Vehicle) Precautions - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 11/15/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Precautionary Principle: An expression of a need by decision-makers to anticipate harm before it occurs. Within this element lies an implicit reversal of the onus of proof: under the precautionary principle it is the responsibility of an ...

Evidence Communication

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  • 12/15/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent article in the journal Nature suggested five fundamental rules for evidence communication which apply well to science communication, though they are not always followed, particularly in climate science.

  • Inform, not persuade
  • ...

Existential Threat - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 8/9/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations and several national governments have begun referring to climate change as an existential threat, meaning a threat to the future existence of life on earth. This is a political position intended to draw attention to the ...

EXTRA - Some Thoughts on Independence Day 2017

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  • 7/5/17 at 9:03 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The American colonies did not declare independence from Britain and fight the Revolutionary War with Britain to achieve that independence for the United States of America, only to surrender that independence less than 250 years later and ...

Fact or Fancy - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 5/3/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Simple Definition of fact

: something that truly exists or happens
: something that has actual existence
: a true piece of information

Simple Definition of fancy

: to believe mistakenly or without evidence
: to believe without being ...

Factual?

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  • 8/11/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid
  • factual: of or relating to facts; restricted to or based on fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • nonfactual: not relating to, concerned with or based on facts (Merriam-Webster)
  • counterfactual: contrary to fact (Merriam-Webster)
  • deceptive: tending or...

Falling into the Trap

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  • 1/12/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous individuals and organizations, including Clintel and the Copenhagen Consensus Center, have calculated the potential effect of US CO2 emissions reductions on global average temperatures or temperature anomalies in the future. These ...

Financial Mechanism of the Convention

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  • 6/1/16 at 11:30 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) established the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at COP 16 in 2010, as an operating entity of the Financial Mechanism of the Convention. The original intent was for the developed ...

Focus on the Magma

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  • 2/9/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

magma: molten rock material within the earth from which igneous rock results by cooling    Merriam-Webster

The land surfaces of the earth and the bottom surfaces of the earth’s oceans compose the earth’s crust, a...

Full Disclosure - Solar - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/21/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Solar is intermittent. Therefore, solar generation is intermittent. Solar is unreliably available during the day and reliably unavailable at night. Solar conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, solar generation potential ...

Full Disclosure - Storage - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/28/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind and solar are intermittent resources, so both wind and solar generation are intermittent and require backup. This backup is currently provided by conventional generation. However, with the evolution of a fossil-free grid, storage ...

Full Disclosure - System - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 7/5/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The fossil-free, all-electric everything grid envisioned to avoid catastrophic anthropogenic climate change would be a very different grid from that which serves the US today. The fossil-free grid would still include the non-fossil ...

Full Disclosure - Wind - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 6/14/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Wind is intermittent. Therefore, wind generation is intermittent. Wind is unreliably available around the clock. Wind conditions vary geographically and seasonally. Therefore, wind generation potential varies geographically and seasonally. ...

Full Disclosure of Climate Research

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  • 6/19/18 at 7:17 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the hallmarks of scientific research is the reproducibility of research results by other researchers. However, reproducibility is extremely difficult, if not impossible, if all of the data, all of the analytical approaches, all of ...

Future World – How Many Windmills Would We Need?

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  • 6/6/17 at 8:51 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently consumes approximately 97 quadrillion British Thermal Units (BTU) of energy in all forms each year (97 Quads). Since this quantity of energy and the forms of energy which constitute it vary over time, this analysis will use...

Gas Appliance Phaseout

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  • 2/8/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Achieving Net Zero GHG emissions by 2050 would require a complete phaseout of residential and commercial gas appliances, including furnaces and boilers, water heaters, ranges and ovens, laundry dryers, grills, and standby generators.

US ...

Gas Generation Phaseout

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  • 1/18/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The US currently generates more than 500,000,000 Megawatt-hours, or approximately 25% of electric utility annual electricity production, in coal-fueled generating stations, which the Administration has said will all cease operation by 2030....

GISSTEMP Accuracy

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  • 9/10/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies recently issued a news release regarding new studies of the accuracy of the GISTEMP global temperature anomaly product. Based on the results of these studies, NASA GISS currently estimates that ...

Global Greening

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  • 9/4/18 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A recent study by a multinational group of scientists has determined that: “From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated lands has shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric ...

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data - Highlighted Article

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  • 8/4/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change

 

From: Watts Up With That

By: edmhdotme

Date: July 10, 2022

 

Global Man-Made CO2 emissions 1965 – 2021: BP Data

 

Introduction

Every summer BP publish their statistical review of world energy.

https://www.bp....

Global Temperature

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  • 2/2/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Climate Change

Model projections of future climate focus on temperature anomalies compared to temperatures in a 30-year climate reference period. The inputs to these models include estimates of climate sensitivity, solar forcing, atmospheric feedback and ...

Global Warming as Religion and not Science

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I had seen this article, by John Brignell, years ago, and it was brought to my attention again this morning by someone who had not seen it before. So I thought it is worth sharing with anyone else who has never seen it.

Global Warming ...

Goals Without Plans

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  • 6/8/21 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

“A goal without a plan is just a wish.”, Antoine de Saint-Exupery

The Biden Administration has produced a new US INDC (Intended Nationally Determined Contributions) after rejoining the Paris Accords. The new INDC roughly ...

Goodbye, El Nino

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  • 7/12/16 at 7:26 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The major El Nino of 2015-2016 is over. Sea surface temperatures in the Nino regions have dropped to normal or below normal levels.

All of the temperature anomaly products are showing cooling from the peak of the 2015-2016 El Nino. The ...

Green Climate Funding

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  • 7/18/17 at 5:58 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Numerous US corporations have stated that they are committed to efforts to mitigate climate change. Many of these corporations encouraged President Trump to remain in the Paris Agreement, which would include maintaining / increasing funding...

Green New Deal - Deadweight Loss

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  • 2/19/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The Green New Deal would be the most extensive exercise in “Broken Window Economics” in the history of the globe. The “Green New Deal” would cause massive deadweight losses in virtually every sector of the US economy...

Green New Deal - Flights of Fancy

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  • 2/21/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

One of the most perplexing aspects of the “Green New Deal” (GND) and one of its most difficult technical and economic challenges in the elimination of the need for air travel, since air travel without the use of fossil fuels ...

Green New Deal - High Speed Rail

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  • 2/26/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

     The GND Line is a mighty good road

     The GND Line is the road to ride

     If you want to ride you gotta ride it like you find it

     Get your ...

Green New Deal - High Speed Rail #2

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  • 2/28/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

A previous commentary discussed: the requirements for a high speed rail system; an approach to designing such a system; and, the US High Speed Rail Plan (HSRP) system design developed by the US High Speed Rail Association. The GND approach ...

Green New Deal and Buildings

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  • 3/5/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The principal energy efficiency thrust of the “Green New Deal” is "upgrading all existing buildings in the United States and building new buildings to achieve maximal energy efficiency, water efficiency, safety, ...

Green New Deal and the Road

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  • 3/7/19 at 7:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

Transportation applications account for approximately 29% of US energy consumption annually. Approximately 60% of this total is motor gasoline for use by automobiles, light trucks and other small to medium engine applications. Approximately...

Green New Deal Summary

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  • 3/12/19 at 6:00 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

This series of commentaries has evaluated various aspects of the “Green New Deal” (GND) focused on reducing US emissions of “greenhouse gases” to avoid a projected climate catastrophe.

Grid Balancing - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 4/12/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The electric utility grid requires instantaneous balancing of demand and supply. Historically, most fluctuations on the grid were the result of changes in customer demand. However, as intermittent renewable sources of generation are added ...

Grid Reliability - ORIGINAL CONTENT

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  • 9/20/22 at 7:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

The reliability of the electric utility grid depends upon the availability of generation output equal to grid demand at all times. Historically, this has been accomplished by operating numerous generators at somewhat below full capacity, so...

Ground Rules for a Red Team / Blue Team Climate Debate

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  • 9/26/17 at 6:15 AM
  • Climate Change
  • Ed Reid

There is growing interest in a very public “Red Team / Blue Team” evaluation of the current state of climate science. The EPA Administrator has recently suggested that climate scientists participate in a televised debate ...

Guest Post: Environmentalists Should Hope for Quick Economic Rebound

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  • 4/17/20 at 9:48 AM
  • Climate Change

Guest Post

From: International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

By: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

Across the world, environmentalists are celebrating the huge reduction in air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that has accompanied ...

Guest Post: Get Ready For Nationwide Blackouts Under Biden

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  • 12/7/20 at 3:00 AM
  • Energy Policy,Climate Change

Guest Post

From: International Climate Science Coalition (ICSC)

By: Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris

The power disaster unfolding in California will soon occur across the country, if Joe Biden gets his way. The Golden State has been sweeping...